Definition of aka in US English:



  • Also known as.

    ‘John Merrick, aka the Elephant Man’
    • ‘She might get paid for it, but this is not work for the sultry Jesse Randhawa aka Jasmeet Kaur.’
    • ‘The camp was organized by St Lucia's number one basketball enthusiast Morgan George aka Mr Magic.’
    • ‘Next day I arrived at the Capital with the Princess, aka Paola Lombard.’
    • ‘Football, on the other hand, aka handball or American football, I just don't get!’
    • ‘Shannon and her doll Felicity, aka Heather, are both dressed in paisley-print glitter dresses and boots.’
    • ‘Who would have imagined that Ted White would lose in North Vancouver, aka The Land That Time Forgot?’
    • ‘Mr Hatch, aka Fatman, has proven that he can at least get the mechanics of fathering right, if not the details.’
    • ‘Jack, aka Green Fairy, dealt with the problem of not having enough unity of mind to write, in a manner most amusing.’
    • ‘The telephone company gave me one of the best explanations for how these rogue diallers - aka Trojan diallers - work.’
    • ‘But how can I not watch it, when a true legend is involved - Mr John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten.’
    • ‘Their vibrant music as well as the antics of front man Paul Kehoe, aka Scamall, guaranteed you a great night out.’
    • ‘Helping real writing talent to emerge: Willy Russell and Tim Firth, aka the Singing Playwrights.’
    • ‘We were soon to meet Gerard Starkey, aka Ged, a man who, like Alex Stein in London, would provide me with an exotic tour of his city.’
    • ‘And as for the female protege, well she's Ms Tomi Rae, aka the current Mrs James Brown.’
    • ‘In other news I know you are all sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the Kerry aka K-Mac maiden voyage post.’
    • ‘Bartlet, aka Jack, is delighted by the whole McKie scandal, because everyone is getting it in the neck apart from him.’
    • ‘Daniel, aka Oscar, was a fun loving person, who never took life too seriously.’
    • ‘If you've got a minute, you can light a candle for Fred Warren, aka Nice Fred.’
    • ‘Brian, aka Danger Mouse, showed up and was very surprised to see me behind the decks.’
    • ‘Every month Jonson aka Thornton goes out of his way to prove the truth of that, by demanding the RBA raise rates.’
    also known as, aka, also called, otherwise known as, otherwise
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